posted on Feb, 13 2019 @ 01:50 AM
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
That's a lot of taxpayer money to waste on a system that fails 90% of the time. It doesn't make sense even when you factor in how poorly governments
run many programs. It either worked too well or the money went elsewhere or better yet picture this:
The lead programmer storms into the ACIC division leader's office gasping for breath. He's composes himself long enough to mutter "Sir, we just got a
facial hit on Al Qaeda leader Mohammed al-Zawahiri!!! He's here in Australia! The system has confirmed an 87% match and we're pulling footage from all
local CCTV cameras, Sir!
The division leader and the programmer nearly collide in the doorway as they frantically exit the office and begin racing down the long corridor which
leads to the "Operational Command Center". The programmer reaches the door first. He quickly swipes his badge, keys in his daily-changing 24 digit
code, while removing his glasses to initiate the retinal scan needed to gain access to what lies beyond the door.
The room is an awe-inspiring vision of technological achievement much larger than one would expect given the layout of the building. Immediately, two
giant screens hanging from the ceiling catch your eyes as they obstruct the nearly 100ft wide rear wall. The division leader ignores the nearly
65-person crew frantically working at their stations and moving between areas discussing the information contained within the confidential folders
they're holding. His focus remains fixed on the left screen which now shows a flashing 91% probability match..
He screams in his usual gruff tone.."Get me that camera footage people! I need eyes on the target and a strike team assembled in that area now..and I
MEAN NOW!" No time had passed when the lead programmer spoke up "Sir, we have visual confirmation on the target. Pulling it up now!"
The engineers, technicians, and analysts look up in anticipation to the large screen located to the right of the now flashing 94% probability match
screen. The image appears pixelated but clears quickly. The room falls eeriely silent as...
An unmistakable image of a kangaroo appears on the oversized screen on the right as the left screen now flashes a 100% identity confirmed.
That was around the 12 million dollar mark..
edit on 13-2-2019 by Anathros because: (no reason given)